Sandia is working with multiple City of Albuquerque community centers in June and July to offer STEM in the Sun to elementary and middle school age students attending summer programs. Volunteers lead the kids in STEM activities like making lava lamps and three bean salad, Math Bingo, Gluep and learning about optical illusion and surface tension with pennies, a dropper and ultraviolet beads. Sandia volunteers interact with the kids and offer additional education.
Community Relations Specialist Cheryl Garcia organized STEM in the Sun. “The children are so energized with these STEM activities, especially now that they’re able to do activities in person. I think the kids missed the interaction with each other and are having so much fun reconnecting this summer,” said Cheryl.